Originally Posted by thunderkyss
Watching NFC Playbook & they just mentioned how particularly bad a certain team is playing on third down... offensively, so I got to thinking.... our defense can be a whole lot better, if we get a little better on 3rd down.
There are 17 other teams better than we are at getting the offense off the field on third down. We allow a 39% conversion rate, just like Pittsburgh, Miami, & New England. Kansas City is way ahead of the pack with 25%.
For our away games, that's been 46%.
It would be interesting to see where on the field those 3rd down allowed conversions occurred, in that if a significant percentage occurred in the Red Zone rather than on the other side of the field or far from the opponent's goal line, that could account for that much more of an egregious result.